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Is Egypt’s stance on the Blue Nile Dam legally justified?

By Zeray Yihdego Egypt and Ethiopia are in a war of words concerning the damming of the Blue Nile. Ethiopia intends the dam to generate 6000 megawatts of electricity, which is equivalent to six nuclear power plants, in order to support and improve its sustainable development standing, thereby increasing the living standards of millions of …

Daily News Egypt

God’s goons

By Philip Whitfield Who’s really behind the Battle of the Nile? Here’s a clue: Gold and girls. Don’t be fooled by hydroelectricity or irrigation. Focus on lust and greed. Skedaddle if you hear shankilla. It’s Ethiopian for slave. Head for the hills if they shout agbert – slavery permitted. Beware of God. He spake of …

Daily News Egypt

Editor’s letter: Low budget presidential thriller

During a disastrous meeting at the Presidential Palace on Monday with the objective of handling the threat of Ethiopia’s project building a massive dam on one of the Nile’s main tributaries the Blue Nile, some of Egypt’s “top politicians” came out with a number of solutions, hysterical enough to start a war that can easily …

Maher Hamoud

Regarding the dam

For the past few weeks Egyptian society and media have been hysterical over Ethiopia’s construction of its Renaissance Dam.  The public was suddenly bombarded with the notion that Ethiopia will turn off the water faucet on Egypt and that this is an issue that threatens both our national security and survival as a nation. The …

Mahmoud Salem